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Keen Austin Reviews

461 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

65%Rated 5 stars

18%Rated 4 stars

9%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

50% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 191 Austin Keen Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 18, 2011

Chris V

from Albany NY

I was disappointed in these compared to my last Keens (Oslo). As other reviewers noted they are quite stiff, without much flex in the middle of the shoe. More like a boot than a sneaker. Also if I tighten the laces too much, the corners on the sides of the tongue dig into the front of my foot and I have to loosen them. They are also quite difficult to get on; I have to loosen the laces about halfway down the eyelets before I can get them on. I have worn the shoes at this point for about 6 full days.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 15, 2011

Kacey L

from Port Orchard, Washington

The oiled leather look is great. The comfort is over the top, yet another fine shoe by keen that I would recommend to anyone anytime. I LOVE ZAPPOS!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 12, 2011

Jesse

 

These are the best shoes that I have ever owned, in any style. They are comfortable, well-built, will last forever and look good. Seriously... they are awesome.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 9, 2011

Mel D

from Albuquerque, NM

We are a Keen family and this shoe doesn't disappoint. Sizing same as other Keen shoes - since my husband has several pairs it arrived and fit great. Great shoe, solid, good for a variety of activities.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2011

Whitt

from chicago

I love Keen shoes. Have never had anything but positives to say, but this one kind of cuts into my ankles unless I wear thick socks.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

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5 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2011

D_rek

from Michigan

Great shoes for people with wide feet - wide through the mid-sole, very roomy toe-box and adequate arch support. For people with abnormally high arches you may want to undo the laces from the top-most set of eyelets for more freedom in movement. I was also very surprised by the quality of the leather upper of this shoe. Very supple! Wears well with most casual pants (jeans, cargos, cords, etc). Overall a great casual shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: patagonia, columbia, merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Here's the deal: These Keens are comfy, durable, waterproof, and cute. I wear these shoes everywhere: to work, out hiking, running errands around town. The only thing that would make them better is if they brought back the version of this shoe with even more orange stitching. Until then, this is the shoe for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Fargo, ND

Great shoe. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a nice looking shoe that can actually stand up to the elements.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Yuma, AZ

These are very comfortable shoes for doing a lot of walking.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 18, 2011

Anonymous

from philadlephia PA

For people who are on their feet, these are comfortable right out of the box. I convinced my husband to toss his 2 pairs he worn out over 3 yrs, and this is the replacement. I also bought a slip on Keen which he likes a lot as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 18, 2011

Glenn B

from Surprise, Arizona

For years I've worn Birkenstock Alpine hiking shoes that no other shoe has come close to in comfort until now. The Keen Austin feels very accurately sized. They have great arch support from the orthopedic insoles and are very comfortable and lightweight. The toe box gives your toes plenty of room in which to move and be very happily comfortable. The Keen socks are also very comfortable and supportive and keep your feet cool due to the wool material. I would rate them a 4++

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, and Lowa

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 17, 2011

Matt L

from Charlotte, NC

This is my second pair. I love them. Great with a pair of jeans and comfortable and dressy enough when I was on my feet teaching all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 8, 2011

John W

from Dayton, OH

I just ordered my 3rd pair of Keen Austin shoes. I have switched nearly all my shoe purchases to Keen products. I had been buying Mitphisto, Ecco, and Sperry Top Siders in addition to Keens. I have found all Keen models to be comfortable, durable, and a great value. The Austin is my favorite all around shoe. I have also purchased multiple Newport H2 sandals and two pair of Yogis. Also have the McKensie, the Targhee, and the Keen high-top that looks exactly like the Newport H2 but is actually a full shoe. I have had no problem with premature wear issues at all.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco or Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 8, 2011

Eamon C

from D/FW, Texas

I originally purchased these shoes to wear to work (warehouse/shipping company); however, I ended up wearing these almost all the time. They lasted me five years! I mean, they showed signs of use, but I still have them and wear them as a chore/fishing/"outdoors" shoe. The laces could be replaced, and they need to be cleaned so, I decided to get a second pair. They are well worth the value and what I would give a "bomb proof" rating! I hope the new pair last as long as the old pair are lasting. These are actually my third pair of Keens. I also wear the Waimea sandal. I find Keen provides great fit, quality, value, and this maybe the best shoe I have ever bought.

Brands I'd also recommend: sanuk, salomon, dr marten, adidas, asolo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 4, 2011

Charles V

 

I love this shoe. Casual and hip enough to wear with slacks. I love the wide Keen toe box. I'm planning to buy more Keens.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Davis, CA

Great fit, plenty of room. Wear well. This is my second pair. I bought them so I could have an extra pair at the office on the days I ride my bike to work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 3, 2011

Anonymous

from WI

My husband gets a pair of these every 6 months, so needless to say he loves them. He finds this style fits him the best. He's on his feet all day- he can also slip his orthodic in without any issues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 28, 2011

James

from Middletown, MD

OK I said I'd update on the durability, Well the sole lower is coming apart. I received the shoes on the 25 of August; so these shoes look like they won't last me as long as expected. Shame on you Keen.

Brands I'd also recommend: Redwing, Danner

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 21, 2011

Anonymous

 

Comfortable, easy walking, and fairly stylish but the heel and sole wore out in about 6 months.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 21, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great shoes with a very nice fit. I have narrow feet and love the way these shoes feel. I wear them daily as my work shoes and have zero complaints. They are my first pair of Keen shoes, but certainly not my last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 19, 2011

Bob H

from SE MN

Love these shoes. Just a tad wider than medium but work for me. Walked 4 miles out of the box with no problems...so far great shoes. But will have to walk another 20 to be certain. Might just acquire another pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cannot say, Move from NB due to quality issues with those shoes. These seem the ticket and Zappos service makes that even better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

September 5, 2011

Macbitt

from Atlanta, GA

These were my first Zappos purchase and it was a good experience. The shoes were on sale and I ordered three pairs to try on. There was no fuss on returning the other two and the return was processed quickly. I bought these to have good quality walking shoes that were not sneakers. I needed something to handle more casual days at work, some outdoor activity, and travel. These fit the bill. I am flat footed and arch support has not been a problem. There was a little bit of break in time and they are not the most flexible pair of shoes that I have had, but there were no problems getting them on or off. When I first got them they felt too small and my feet would ache after a day. It turned out that the lacing was just too tight out of the box. Once I did a big loosing of the laces the problem went away. They are holding up great for work and outdoors. I just did a last minute cabin trip with some light hiking. For personal travel I am hoping these can be the only shoes that I need to take, as long as I do not need to get dressed up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 24, 2011

James

from Middletown MD

Shoes came really fast thanks Zappos. I was a shoebuy customer but I think I'll stay with Zappos. About the shoes. They were really comfortable out of the box. The stone gray look to be more olive; other than that I'm satisfied. I'll update on the durability some time down the road. I had a pair of the Keen Targhee 2. They were the most comfortable boot ever. I am a Keen fan now.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, redwing, danner

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 8, 2011

Doug H

from Seattle

Great uppers but horrible soles. Have only had them a few weeks and the rubber is falling apart; happened with the last of the same make/model shoe by Keen.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 24, 2011

Mark B

from United States

These are great! I work in a lab and stand up all day, so I need an everyday shoe that not only supports the top of my foot but also my arches. I have really wide feet and very flat feet. These shoes allow me to work all day and come home and not have to complain to my wife about my feet hurting. She says they look pretty cool, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Marten

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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